Many large breweries, and some small ones, filter their beer, which can strip the beer of vitamins and minerals. At Muskoka, we prefer for our beer to be as natural as possible, which is why we leave these important sources of nutrients in your beer.
In 2013, we purchased a Centrifuge, one of the first breweries in Canada to do so. The centrifuge spins the beer at a high speed so large sediment can settle to the bottom – similar to a washing machine, or the Gravitron at a local fair. This is the way beer was traditionally made, up until the macro breweries wanted their lagers to be clear, and free from sediment. When beers are filtered, it removes vitamins and minerals that enhance the flavour and aroma of your beer. By keeping our beers unfiltered, this results in more flavourful beer that’s also better for you – a win-win in our books.
Gary McMullen and the late Kirk Evans founded the brewery in 1996. Our flagship beer, Cream Ale won Best Beer in Canada the same year. In 2008, partner Bob MacDonald and his family joined our team as part owner, and in 2017, Gary transferred the role of president to our former VP of Sales and Marketing, Todd Lewin.
Yes, Muskoka Brewery has been independently owned since 1996 and plans to stay that way!
We made the move from Taylor Road to Muskoka Beach Road in 2012 in order to increase our capacity. This means more beer for you – and that’s a good thing, right?
We export and sell our beer in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Please note for home consumers placing online orders we only ship within Ontario.
We’re always discovering and learning more about beer. Our Moonlight Kettle Series promotes brewery education, and allows us to experiment with new styles. We determine new seasonal and full-time styles based on industry research, and what our brewers excel in brewing. Got a style you think we should try? Send us a message, or better yet, drop by the Brewery with a few bottles and prove it to us!
SHIPPING & ONLINE ORDERS
The majority of orders are shipped via ICS, you will receive a tracking number from us when we fulfill your order. Any orders containing alcohol will need to be received by someone of legal drinking age. If you need assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's likely your order requires multiple packages. You may receive multiple tracking links, this means that your order will arrive in separate parcels. Please note that the parcels may become separated in transit and arrive at different times. Refer to your tracking information for updates.
If you have ordered alcohol someone of legal drinking age will be required to receive the order from the driver.
Please review tracking information through the link you received when your order was shipped to review delivery status.
If you miss your delivery with ICS your package will be held at the closest ICS Smart Spot depot for pickup for 5 business days.
When we say we have a beer for everyone, we mean everyone legally allowed to enjoy our beverages. We require the couriers to obtain a 19+ ID from you to receive your package.
If you need your shipping address updated please send email@example.com an email with the new address including unit numbers and buzzer codes as soon as possible. If the shipment has already left our building we will try our best to have the courier change the address on their end.
If you don’t already have a draught unit, the Canoe is for you! The Canoe comes with a draught unit for your home or cottage, while the Kayak doesn’t include a kegerator for dispensing your beer, and is great if you already have a beer-pouring set-up.
The draught unit is yours to keep forever. Perhaps you can pass it down to future generations, and have it live on forever?
Yes, it can, depending on the season. However, it should be treated as you would any electronic appliance. In warmer months, we recommend you keep the draught unit covered (ie. under a roof) and in a place where you can keep it plugged in at all times. If the unit is in your boathouse or under a roof in an outdoor bar, it should be fine, and the beer fresh and ready to enjoy! For cooler months, pay attention to the temperature as kegs and lines can freeze.
No. It is important to keep your draught unit plugged in at all times to ensure that the beer doesn’t get warm. However, you should always be turning your C02 off while you are away.
Yes. Any kegs that you order must be kept cold in either ice or a fridge to ensure the best quality and minimal foaming.
No – there is no minimum order required. You can order every week, every other week, once a month, or whatever works for you.
You can order between Monday at 9:00am and Thursday at 5:00pm to receive delivery prior to the weekend. Check with firstname.lastname@example.org for the estimated delivery time.
Unfortunately we are unable to deliver to cottages that are only boat access at this time. To be eligible for this program you must have a road access cottage or home.